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Caitlin Clark was snubbed by the 2024 United States women's basketball team roster for the Summer Olympics in Paris, France. But what if Clark chose to play for a different country instead? While that's not going to happen, it's actually a possibility. Clark's mom is Italian.  "I think we can all agree that it would be at least a little funny if Ca...

When we think of the Ponzian Islands, off the Tyrrhenian Sea, we cannot but refer to Ponza, an island that calls for a certain type of tourism, in some ways more high-ranking and chic than that of other seaside resorts. A kind of tourism that nevertheless remains niche, where handfuls of regulars prefer to retreat to quiet, uncrowded places, where...

When I first took over, every phone call I'd receive would say, ‘I’m looking for the owner, is he there?’ They would always act so surprised that there was a woman in charge in the meat business,” recalls Diana Payne, owner of Canino's Sausage Company.Known to many as the Sausage Queen of Denver, Payne has been the sole owner of Canino’s since 1989...

Night trains have been gaining popularity as a less stressful and more sustainable way to travel than by plane. But their frequent high prices continue to make the option unaffordable for many travellers. Italy is launching two new routes this summer that hope to offer cost-effective alternatives. The trains will whisk passengers all the way from M...

Catholic that I am, I must begin by confessing: I was more than a little bit starstruck. As a child growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, about 100 miles from New York City, sitting on the floor of my family’s living room and listening to the records my older brothers and sisters would play on the big Magnavox stereo—records like “The Wanderer,”...

Liguria’s spectacular cuisine is often boiled down into just two internationally renowned players: focaccia and pesto. While they rightfully deserve their place in the spotlight, the fluffy and the basil-y often overshadow the rest of the region’s vegetable-forward, innovative dishes. Long before the country of Italy was unified, the port city of G...

In 2004, partners and chefs Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli (aka “The Franks”) opened a charming Italian restaurant, Frankies 457 Spuntino, in Brooklyn’s historically Italian neighborhood, Carroll Gardens. It was a bold move for these culinary pioneers — Carroll Gardens was not well known, and Brooklyn hadn’t yet become cool — but they believ...

Andrea Bocelli is hitting the big screen! On Wednesday, June 12, it was announced that the Italian tenor's concert film, Andrea Bocelli 30: The Celebration, will be released globally in theaters by Fathom this fall. The documentary, which documents the three-day upcoming July event honoring Bocelli's 30th anniversary in music, will take place in hi...

The Italian Navy, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, presents “Ocean Stories – The Italian Navy exhibition”, a multimedia and immersive exhibition that leads the visitor into an experience made up of images, videos, sounds and digital infographics dedicated to the Italian Navy’s history, val...

A high-pitched whistle penetrates the cool mountain air as I slowly ascend the slopes on a hiking path that was once part of King Victor Emmanuel II’s network of hunting trails. The whistle, I am told, is a marmot’s warning of intruders. It sounds like Morse code – short dashed whistles for ground alert, one long sustained note for a possible air s...

The Consortium for the Protection of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO is set to make its presence felt once again at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York (June 23-25), the preeminent American trade expo dedicated to the food and beverage sector. This engagement is pivotal in advancing promotional campaigns aimed at driving demand for the illustrious ‘king...

On June 11, 1924, the Gallery of Modern Art at the Pitti Palace in Florence opened, and to celebrate its centennial, the Uffizi Galleries is publishing a virtual exhibition on its official website that tells the story of Gam through a selection of more than fifty masterpieces housed in the rooms on the second floor of the palace. The idea of creati...